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2007.04.19(Review of 2002.11.21 edition)

Although you'll want to recognize today's WordMaster if you ever hear it (and you'll surely hear it if you spend any time abroad), we don't encourage you to use it very frequently. So with that proviso, here's your Thursday WordMaster!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: 役に立つ表現CATEGORY: 間違いやすいボキャブラリー
SHUT UP!   うるさい!


  • You can use the expression Shut up! when you want to say 「うるさい!」 to a person or animal who says something or makes noise that angers or annoys you.

    Be VERY Careful! This is a strong and rude expression. Use at your own risk!
  • 誰かの言うことや、人や動物の立てる物音に対して腹が立ったり、イライラして「うるさい!」と言いたいとき、英語では Shut up! という表現を使うことができます。



  1. (to his dog, Butch, who is barking at 3:00 in the morning)
    Butch! Shut up! I'm trying to sleep!
  2. (two children in grade school)
    TIMMY: I saw you and Danny holding hands during recess!
    (chanting loudly) Susie loves Danny! Susie loves Danny!
    SUSIE: Shut up, Timmy!
  3. (one boxer to another while dancing around the ring)
    a: I have the grace and speed of a panther, the power of a jackhammer, the stamina of ...
    b: Oh, shut up and fight!

英会話レッスンSo long for now!